Citizenship

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Australian citizenship is an important common bond for all Australians (whether Australian by birth or by choice) and lies at the heart of a unified, cohesive and inclusive Australia.

How do I apply to become an Australian citizen?

You must apply through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  The Department assesses all applications and forwards the names of successful applicants to the Council.

Where can I find more information about citizenship?

You can ring the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 131 880 or visit their citizenship website.

Corangamite Shire Council holds citizenship ceremonies throughout the year on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection at which the Mayor confers citizenship on residents.  Successful applicants will be contacted by the Council with details of future ceremonies.